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    November 1, 2012
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>> the accusationbond is denied for the woman charged with stabbing to death her son and a young girl in naperville. the accusations at today's hearing: heart-wrenching to hear. and i'm tonya francisco in for dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. w-g-n's nancy loo is live in wheaton with our top story. >> the alleged killer provided numerous explanations including driving out the devil and
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getting back at her husband. the seven year-old victim was stabbed 100 times. the five girl was stabbed 50 times. both of them had their throats slashed. there were told they were about to go to heaven. >> she told them multiple stories about the deaths of the two children in her care on tuesday. there were too many inconsistencies. she shook her head a few times and she heard the accusations against her. both children on the extent to death tuesday night. at one point she told police that just an and the five year-old had evil inside of them and she needed to drive the devil out. according to prosecutors she had both children kneel down to pray.
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>> she began stabbing her son and told him that he was going to heaven. he pleaded for his life. she continued stabbing and until he was dead. she then turned her attention to the five year-old and began stabbing her with a knife multiple times. she is well pleaded for her life. and would continue to stab her. >> police recovered a bloody steak knife in the kitchen and a second knife and the defendant's car. three of the investigators responding to the scene had recognized the little girl. having helped her on the first day of elementary school. she wound up in the wrong class. the murders have been tough to take for even department of veterans >> this is the most gruesome and
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graphic crime scene i have seen. >> i crime scene also included to dog stabbed to death. she allegedly wanted to kill her son in order to get at her husband who spent a lot of time away from home. olivia was killed because she witnessed the murder of her son. she is due back in court on november 21st for a preliminary hearing. hurricane sandy is now blamed for at least 76 deaths in the united states, two in canada, and 67 in the caribbea, bringing the total to 145. it isn't known exactly how many people remain unaccounted for in the aftermath of the storm. there are numerous reports in new york, new jersey and elsewhere of ongoing search efforts for people reportedly swept away or missing. two young boys. aged two and four were swept from their
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mother's arms by a storm surge on staten island. ten thousand army air and national guard troops have been put on duty in 13 states. people left with waterlogged homes and damaged businesses across the eastern seaboard say they're getting through, day by day. more than 700 patients had to be evacuated from new york's belleview hospital after sandy knocked out the hospital's power.. and flooding wiped out basement fuel pumps that power its generators. national guard troops carried some patients down more than a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put political differences aside to do what is right for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're
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going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power
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strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg news, sandy may get washington moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 681 schools. barbara byrd-bennett says 40 percent of them are under- utilized, and 20 percent are more than half empty. she believes it's key to listen to parents during the process of choosing which schools to close or combine. the chicago teachers' union says it's skeptical, but hopeful, c- p-s will listen to the community. some parents and community leaders are upset about a plan to convert a northwest side middle school into a marine academy. alderman roberto maldonado is proposing to convert ames middle school in logan square into a marine academy for seventh through 12-graders. the proposal would make ames the first military middle school in chicago and first neighborhood school to go military. it means students would have to wear the marine uniform to go to their neighborhood school. opponents accuse maldonado of trying to bypass public input.
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by 4-3 vote the illinois sports facilities authority has elected kelly craft ceo of the board. it owns and operates u.s. cellular field. ferguson was mayor emanuel chilis. 's choice. digital billboards up to 100 feet tall could start popping up all over chicago neighborhoods. mayor emanuel has introduced a plan that would allow outdoor advertising companies to build
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digital billboards on city land. if they agree to tear down at least five of their conventional billboards. emanuel says the older billboards clutter the landscape and don't bring in enough revenue. no limit has been put on the number of digital billboards that could go up but they would need to be approved by aldermen as part of the city council zoning process. coming up next. prosecutors in pennsylvania charge penn state's former president with perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. also ahead, the presidential campaigns are back in full swing after taking a break when hurricane sandy i was once used
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>> none of these men and women ever imagined it would take 17 years to graduate and become chicago fire fighters. if they're helping to put all the legal controversy behind them. they're looking forward to their days ahead and chicagos bravest. these are the final steps in a journey that began in 1995. a
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total of 111 black men and women were hired as a part of a federal judge's order. an entrance test that favored white applicants denied 6000 black applicants a fair chance at becoming firefighters. today these graduates say they are putting all that behind them and they are just glad to be firefighters now. >> helping people is what i do. it is what i'm good at. i am happy i am here. as a result of. it is time to prove that we could do the job just like everybody else. >> the international association of black firefighters helped with the lawsuit. the president of the chicago chapter since it was class performed very well in the academy and prove they belong there. >> the heroes who protector of +
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from danger. the chicago fire department should be as diverse as the city it defense. there were 24 members were not here today. 22 of them still have to finish up a few more tests. that is expected to happen within the next few months. two others are sidelined with non-related injuries. >>penn state's former president will be charged today in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. according to the pittsburgh post-gazette, graham spanier will face charges for perjury and obstruction of justice. spanier resigned last year after sandusky was charged. in grand jury testimony, spanier denied being aware of sanduskys abuse. however, in a report commissioned by penn state spanier makes a reference to an incident where sandusky was caught in the shower with a child. jerry sandusky has been transferred to a maximum-
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security prison in pennsylvania. he was moved to the "state correctional institution" yesterday. prison officials say the high- profile nature of his case makes him vulnerable, so he will be in protective custody during his time there. sandusky will be confined to his cell for up to 23 hours a day. he's serving a 30-to-60 year sentence, after he was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse. his attorneys are appealing. a surfer who survived a shark attack is talking about it. scott stephens was surfing off the northern california coast tuesday when he was attacked. experts say they think it was a young, great white shark. stephens has a 14-inch shark bite and several other tears to his body. he says the shark came out of nowhere and he just remembers it grabbing him and pulling him down. >>i punched the shark a couple of times until it released me.
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>>when stephens surfaced. people on the beach jumped into the water and pulled him to safety. he was taken to the hospital where he immediately had surgery. stephens says he plans on surfing again as soon as he's healed. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney got their campaigns back in full swing today. they'll hit several key states as they try and shore up support with the election just five days away. president obama is in green bay wisconsin at this hour. he's on a 24-hour whirlwind tour. criss-crossing the country to campaign in the swing
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states of wisconsin, nevada, colorado and ohio. republican mitt romney is making three campaign stops in the swing state of virginia today. he told supporters the country's economic troubles will not improve under another term with president obama. congressman jesse jackson junior will not be released from the mayo clinic before election day. jackson has already voted by absentee ballot and has no plans for a public appearance on election night. jackson was recently re-admitted to the clinic for treatment of bi-polar disorder. he also suffers from gastro- intestinal problems. he has not campaigned since taking a medical leave of absence in june.
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next we go live to the new york stock exchange. how some financial giants in lower manhattan will operate while waiting for their offices to dry out in the wake of hurricane sandy. and later in lunchbreak the chef from river north's zed 451 is here with his savory recipe for roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. at was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used.
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covered by 90% of insurance plans including medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com. the government will be releasing the october jobs report tomorrow. i had that the apparel company says the players added that most workers in eight months with 150,000 new jobs added in october. fewer workers applied for unemployment. some
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big financial giants including morgan stanley and aig faced weeks without access to their offices in lower manhattan. it is because of flooding. >> you may need extra workers to help handle customer service for the people affected by the 20,000 flight cancellations. apple is launching a new page allowing users to donate money to the american red cross. the donation page allows donations
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anywhere from $5 up. the market seeing a huge rally after several economic reports coming in better than expected. the lie that the new york stock exchange. live at the new york stock
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>> she stepped away for 20 years and then was called back to her old classroom. what time away did not kill her passion. the passion has rubbed off on a fifth grade student. claiming that the teachers a favre student.
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>> she quit to go into the insurance business. 20 years later she received a call from a grade school inviting her to join the teaching staff. >> i jumped at it. i knew what they stood for. these 10 year- old like her. they really do. they liked the way she teaches them. >> should have received little particles. if you keep away and you keep it in gauging, you have
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>> below zero temperatures in canada. that is not coming here but it will soon or later. it
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was cool this morning. the waves and the lake have come way down. it is the first day of november here. the final month of mitterrand to callmeteorologist cocal autumn. we'll see temperatures go down 16 degrees. we lose an hour of daylight as days have continued shortening since june 21st. the normal high on the first of the month is 56. about three-quarters of november's see some measurable snow. yesterday if we showed you
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a map like this every one of the stations indicated by an arrow and have a number next to it. hautewe were down about a degree
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over the month. 3.4 degrees cooler than last october leading into that incredibly mild winter that we saw. 59 percent of our possible on china's in the month of october. the 13th month to have more sunshine than average. that is a record. going back to 1893 around here. these are
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current temperatures. we're going to get a storm off of the pacific. some of the energy will ride along the boundary. lots more air down to the south of us. the system will have a little moisture. it is 50 at midway. the normal high this time of the year to give you an idea where the temperatures will
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go tonight. here's how we will be this afternoon. tonight the suburbs are heading back into the 20s. we will go to the upper '40's during the daytime. tomorrow. the rain is retreating with snow and high elevations. sunshine with a little patchy cloudiness at times. perhaps a
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brick later in the day and saturday night. we will keep an eye on that. we're not expecting anything in the way of precipitation. paris tomorrow evening. flurries as far south as wisconsin. the average first- aid of flurries in chicago has a starkly ban on or about october 31st. we have actually gotten past that. it is not nearly as windy as it has been in recent days. tonight clouds gather.
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northwest winds at 4 to 12. a light northwest wind. saturday extensive cloudiness. maybe a sprinkle or a brief shower. i will need a lot of sleep i am running the hot chocolate race this weekend. add hot chocolate will feel pretty good with these temperatures. time for today's trivia. who was the first president born an american citizen? a. george washington b. andrew jackson c. martin van buren the answer still to come this midday!
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lay- up by joakim noah is there for the put-back. he had a game- high 23 points. still up in the fourth, and deng struggled offensively but he scores two of his seven points here, along with 12 rebounds. later in the fourth. carlos boozer fights for the rebound and makes the jumper with the foul. he had 18 points and eight rebounds. bulls win the opener 93-87. the bears returned to practice at halas hall. the travel to tennessee this weekend to face the three- and- five titans. the bears need to improve offensively their production onf first down is the worst in the n-f-l, averaing just four- point- two yards a play. offensive coordinator mike tice says the plan is to get matt forte more touches this week. meanwhile charles tillman was named the n-f-c defensive player of the month. the fire hosting a one- game playoff against houston. it's scoreless until the 12-th minute with the dynamo on a corner kick will bruin is unmarked in the box and heads it in. houston still leads early in the
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birth, or newborn behavioral syndrome. but other experts are cocerned that the review doesn't address the risks of not treating women with severe depression.. they say the benefits of treatment may outweigh the risks. >>lunchbreak is next. a savory side dish for the fall season roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette.
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delicious side dish perfect for fall: roasted butternut squash with bacon vinaigrette. curtis hawk is the executive chef of zed 451 in river north thanks for coming in. curtis hawk, thanks so much for joining us. zed451 is hosting thanksgiving day dining. that's thursday november 22nd from noon until 8 -p.m.it's 48-dollars per person. call ahead to reserve. learn more at zed 451 dot com. the characteristics are very similar. we're going to put this in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. we have some ready already.
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>> we're trying to get all of the fat off of it. we're going to use that in our vinaigrette. let it go for about 15 minutes. you want to always be staring atstirring it. to have separated the bacon fat from the bacon. we're not going to leave the taken out. we take the bacon that we have cut and chop up. it is easier to eat and gets more evenly distributed. i'm going to ask you to take these three items. >> lost their power. we have apple cider vinegar.
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>> we are going to take the oil just regular of oil. olive oil. >>starting to smell the vinegar. >>that will make the bacon vinagrette. add the bacon fat. that is going to make it really rich and nice. be careful with the saltbeca because bacon is already salty. >>very simple. >> we're going to set that to the side. we are going to make our wine soaked cherries. take
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dry cherries put them in the pan. add those two together. cook all the alcohol out. >>i have already cooked, cooled, and chopped the cherries. we are ready to compose our salad. i have already cooked some of the squash. >>that looks very good. >>it can also be a comfort food. you sure can. throw it in the sautee pan. we serve it cold in our restaurant. we want to
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add cherries. you are actually serving thanksgiving dinner. we have added a couple things. we are serving turkey a few di fferent ways. thanks so much for coming in. curtis hawk, thanks so much for joining us. zed451 is hosting thanksgiving day dining. that's thursday november 22nd from noon until 8 -p.m.it's 48-dollars per person. call ahead to reserve. learn more at zed 451 dot com. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes.
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me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen®. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin delivery... my way. levemir® (insulin detemir [rdna origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes and is not recommended to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. do not use levemir® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. the most common side effect is low blood sugar which may cause symptoms such as sweating, shakiness, confusion and headache. severe low blood sugar can be serious and life threatening. ask your healthcare provider about alcohol use, operating machinery, or driving. other possible side effects include injection site reactions. tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions. get medical help right away if you experience serious allergic reactions, such as body rash trouble with breathing, fast heartbeat, or sweating. with flexpen®... say good night to
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vial and syringe. ask your doctor about levemir® flexpen®. covered by 90% of insurance plans including medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com.
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time now for the answer to today's trivia question. we asked who was the first president born an american citizen? a. george washington b. andrew jackson c. martin van buren the answer: c. martin van buren was the first president born after 1776. >> people ask if we're done with the warm weather. the answer is now. we have some mild days to thego. six days of 60 degree temperatures after this date. a can still get mild. it is cool out there right now. we are and the low 50s. there straddling that boundary between cool and warm air. after 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. here we go through tomorrow evening. see how the clouds are increasing. they could see a couple like showers saturday. the main rain with
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seems to be going south. by sunday afternoon and we could get some showers at that time. we have small craft advisory. snelling advisory's in north dakota. it is that time of the year. there is where the snow falls. the ground is still pretty warm. wind chills will be pretty cool area. it will feel like the low 20s by the time to get up tomorrow morning. here is the forecast. a little disturbance runs along. we keep the upper 40's going over the weekend. there are some warming indicated right there by later next week. just beyond our 7 day
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forecast. there may be one of those mild spells the late next week. 50 on friday. 53 on tuesday. forties' again after that. >>thank you for joining us. >>more music [music] @6ú6
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